April 26, 2018 – Clinical trials for the use of MDMA as a potential treatment for alcoholism have begun in the U.K. The study is the first of its kind, and may usher in the age of effective medicinal treatments for alcohol disorders. The drug study is led by researchers from Imperial College London in the U.K. and consists of 20 volunteers attending eight therapy sessions, two of which where they will be administered MDMA, The Guardian reported. All volunteers are heavy drinkers. Although the study has already begun, the first of the MDMA assisted therapy sessions are not set to take place for several weeks, Talking Drugs reported. The volunteers will get follow-ups at three, six and nine months.